MANGALDAI: “We have made a target to produce one lakh gamosas or Bihuwan this year on Rongali Bihu so that the rural weavers can become self-sufficient as well as to enable the people of the district to have handloom-woven gamosa instead of the gamosa imported from outside the State. On this last day of 2019, I make a humble appeal to the people of the district to extend all cooperation in this unique venture,” said Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das while addressing the foundation-laying function of the proposed building for Multiend Automatic Reeling and Twisting Machine.
At a function organized at the Government Sericulture Farm, legislator Das laid the foundation of the building to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 20 lakh. He also appealed to the youth of the district to take the lead in creating a work culture and to get involved with the agriculture adopting the scientific techniques. Darrang Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Dass, chairman of Darrang Zila Parishad, Dhiren Deka, CEO of Darrang Zila Parishad, Tez Prasad Bhusal, Circle Officer of Mangaldai, Dip Sikha Saikia, president of Darrang BJP, Amarendra Sarma and media person Bhargab Kumar Das also addressed the function.
Earlier, while welcoming the guests and invitees, Assistant Director of Sericulture, Jogesh Chandra Talukdar said that the proposed building for Multiend Automatic Reeling and Twisting Machine hads been sanctioned by the Government of India under Intensive Bivoltine Sericulture Development Programme and for the first time twisted silk would be produced in the district. He also informed that at present Darrang district was producing 12,170 kilograms of Pat silk yarn and the Sericulture department was planning to establish a Seri-Cocoon Market in the district. Earlier, the lady staff of the office of the Assistant Director of Sericulture enthralled the function with a chorus.